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Farming

Jobs flow from milk

Darfield Fonterra Fonterra's new $120 million facility UHT plant at Waitoa creates 80 new jobs.

Tail myths docked

Lamb with tail Researchers have blown away myths that lambs with long tails grow quicker and are better-yielding.

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

Abattoir Leading meat processor Silver Fern Farms could be about to bring in multiple investment partners from within NZ or overseas.

Deer breeders world leaders

Clive Jermy Clive Jermy has played a leading role in the rise of the New Zealand deer breeding industry. Now he is scaling back his involvement.

Egg farm plan protest

Karen Zimmerman and Darina Cincurova Giant chickens have taken to the streets of Whangarei, to protest what would be the country's biggest egg factory farm.

Opinion poll

Is it time for authorities to introduce tougher penalties for poaching?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: Booby traps for poachers cost farmers

A nail in coffin

Jon Morgan So, you don't want a wool levy? I'd be interested to know why.

Housing v farming

The urbanisation of agricultural land is essentially an irreversible process.

New cowsheds create wide divide

Some warning signs

Nutrition experts defend milk

Milk lovers and dairy farmers can relax - milk does more good than harm, nutrition experts say.

Westland plans shop-ready milk

Westland Milk Products says a $40 million investment at a Rolleston manufacturing centre will allow it to produce "retail-ready milk".

Farmer's last chance

Storm frightens farmer

Jobs flow from milk

Fonterra's new $120 million facility UHT plant at Waitoa creates 80 new jobs.

SFF boss steps down

Keith Cooper Keith Cooper is leaving the red meat co-operative after eight years in the CEO role.

Teamwork a key to success

Award-winning farmers closely monitor their soil's needs to avoid harming the environment.

Approach pays dividends

Meat exports hit high

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

Leading meat processor Silver Fern Farms could be about to bring in multiple investment partners from within NZ or overseas.

Shrek's still the star

Shrek Shrek the star sheep might be stuffed, but he's still got attitude.

Shrek back from the grave

After two years in a box, Shrek the sheep is ready to meet his adoring public.

Perfect on-farm partnership

Perendale perfection

Tail myths docked

Researchers have blown away myths that lambs with long tails grow quicker and are better-yielding.

Plaintiffs delay filing of Psa claim

PSA kiwifruit vine A group attempting to sue the government over the 2010 PSA outbreak has delayed filing key papers in the High Court for the second time in less than a week.

Arable farmers feel dairy farmers' pain

Dairy farmers are not the only ones reeling from the recent dairy price drop - dairy support and maize growers are worried too.

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

EU cuts red tape for organic wines

Kiwi kiwifruit prospers

A frost that devastated the Chilean kiwifruit crop this year has led to high returns for NZ growers.

Egg farm plan protest

Karen Zimmerman and Darina Cincurova Giant chickens have taken to the streets of Whangarei, to protest what would be the country's biggest egg factory farm.

Conservationist farmer wins scholarship

Nuffield scholarship winner wants to use the award to spread the conservation message.

Think diversification

Take lepto seriously

Deer breeders world leaders

Clive Jermy has played a leading role in the rise of the New Zealand deer breeding industry. Now he is scaling back his involvement.

There is a way through

depression bullying suicide Capable, durable, versatile, it, could be said that farmers, are the ultimate DIYers, the, quintessential kiwi blokes.

Build skills for emotional resilience

Suicide is only the visible tip of a great iceberg of depression casting a chill over the New Zealand's mental and economic wellbeing.

Killer disease not unique

Beet the bolters

Black beetle warning

Pasture pests, particularly black beetle, are looming as a major problem this summer.

Live NZ fish heading overseas

Hoki Live fish caught in New Zealand's inshore fisheries could soon be winging or swimming their way to lucrative markets in Australia and Asia.

Aquaculture courses a first

Two new aquaculture qualifications are being launched by Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Salmon feedback sought

Live mussel export ban

Social licence vital for aquaculture

New Zealand's $400 million aquaculture industry needs to earn its "social licence" as it looks to grow to a $1 billion sector by 2025.

Loving the lifestyle

Letitia Hamill An ambitious young dairy manager enjoys every day on the job.

Still horsing round at 76

Showing horses is in Thelma Busby's blood.

Life is busy

Silage bale wrap goes pink

Friends united

While many Women's Institutes are struggling for members, one such group in Manawatu is bucking the trend.